Blog Roundup: Around CPS

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CPS Problems Impact Chicago Home Sales:  This latest budgeting black eye will cause more families to opt for suburban public education... Bad teachers from movies:  If you were the subject of Mrs. X's wrath that day, she would single you out and yell at you in front of the whole class for what seemed like an eternity. Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Common perform for Chicago Public School students: Chicago Public Schools students were treated to a performance by rap artists Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Common as part of the 3rd Annual 'Stay in School' show presented by the Kanye West Foundation. The concert awarded students who who improved their grades, behavior and attendance. CPS Doing Business With Company That Has Race Discrimination History:  Eleven African American current and former employees of Compass Group have filed a federal class action lawsuit against Compass, the largest food services provider in the world, alleging race discrimination, harassment and unlawful retaliation... High school teacher celebrates a golden moment,: Michele Clark math instructor Rosalind Kline-Thomas is one of 10 teachers in the Chicago area to receive the coveted Golden Apple Award this spring...

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  • Marilyn Stewart is part of a long line of union accommodationists

    The Battle Before the War
    Before the teachers' union can fight layoffs and pay cuts, it has to resolve an internal struggle.
    June 10, 2010
    By Ben Joravsky

    http://www.chicagoreader.com/gyrobase/chicago-teachers-union-cps-chicago-public-schools/Content?oid=1955621&showFullText=true

    In the last four decades, leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union have been at war with one another more often than not. But now they say they've decided to come together to fight for their jobs.

    That is, just as soon as they resolve one more internal battle.

    And you wonder how Mayor Daley rules this town so easily. It's called divide and conquer.

    On June 11 union members will chose a president in a runoff election between two candidates with distinct ideas for fending off the massive job cuts threatened by schools CEO Ron Huberman.

    The first is Marilyn Stewart, the two-term incumbent. She's the latest in a long line of union accommodationists. "You don't have to be aggressive with people

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